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world. president obama is expected to dress the concerns and other issues at a press conference before heading for vacation today. abc7 news will carry it in a special report at noon. >> today, japan is marking the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombing of nagasaki and the mayor criticized japan's government for lacking effort in international nuclear disarmament during a ceremony. he said his country's refusal to sign a statement rejecting unconditional use of nuclear weapons at an international meeting in april bestrayed the global society's expectations. the first bombing in her row seem killed 145,000 and nagasaki bomb killed 70,000. >> just in time for the small semester a big financial break president obama signs into law affecting millions of college students. >> the obamas go on a date night a special occasion they were >> the burlingame main post office is up for sale. the post office boxes will be moved to a smaller location and the length of the selling process depend on the buyer and how many bids the post office gets. they have been selling post offices across the country
allegations. and a special election has been set to find a new mayor. >> president obama is still deciding if he will launch a military strike against syria. and some in congress want answers. that coming up. but first. yosemite. >> firefighters are making fire, which has been burning for nearly two- weeks in and around yosemite national park. and alameda county fire says the crews it deployed a week ago are on their way back home, after a strike team relieved them of their duties. here is what we know this morning. the rim fire has charred more than 192-thousand acres. which is more than 300 square miles. the wildfire is 30-percent contained. that is up from 23-percent yesterday. the san francisco public utilities commission says that the city's water supply reservoir remains *unaffected by the massive rim fire. kron 4's philippe djegal reports from tuolumne county with more. >> the new images paint a very smokey and firey picture. as you can see. the fire still emitting what looks like a volcanic eruption. fire crews continue to battle the flames on the shoulders of highways. while heli
. president obama set to meet with his top team today to figure out what the u.s. should do when it comes to the crisis in syria. as two navy destroyers remain in the region in case they're needed. is the u.s. preparing a strike? >>> and no baby, a giant panda is a proud new mom today giving birth to her third cub. the eyes of the world watching their every move. we'll go live to the zoo to see how everyone's doing. today's saturday, august 24th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill. live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning, i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. tom, of course, with us because jenna is on maternity leave and is now officially a mom. >> she tweeted out about half an hour ago. said, survived first night home with harper, but just barely. she's got pipes. >> as a parent, jenna, i can tell you the crying will stop after about a week. trust me on that. everything will be fine. >> right? and it's not fair how the babies sleep for the first few days and you think piece of cake
at the stores that were robbed and how there may be a connection. >> president obama on the move. where he's headed this morning and the proposals he's pushing to make college more affordable. >> good morning. right now traffic is doing pretty well in many areas. we have trouble spots. san mateo bridge slow now getting out to the span. more about that coming up. >> we have plenty of low clouds in place and a cooler pattern. almost good-bye to the thunderstorms. the rim fire is really taking a turn for the worst. [ female announcer ] jump-start your day with mcdonald's dollar menu at breakfast. home of the irresistible sausage burrito. ♪ and freshly brewed premium roast coffee you love. plus other amazing tastes for just a dollar each. ♪ every day, as always, there's a lot to love for a little on mcdonald's dollar menu. ♪ >>> time now 7:13. we have breaking news. a shooting violence happening in san francisco. brian flores is on the situation right now. this just happened a short while ago. what happened out there in san francisco? >> reporter: we're still learning to piece that toget
obama cancelled his one on one visit with vladimir putin next month the latest in a series of setbacks between the two countries. the tanslation follow's russia's decision to grant asylum to edward snowden, accused of leaking national security agency secrets. mr. obama will still attend the g20 summit in russia. >>> next round of the america's cup where they stand in the semifinal races. >> a home ownership is, you know, the quintessential element of the american dream. >> how the housing market takes center stage in the president's southern california tour. >> and leaden overcast in the bay area giving way to a peak of sunshine out there. the numbers warmer than yesterday and we are beginning a warm trend. i'll explain what that is, it's been so long, after a break coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, online interview with the he buying website, zillow. "homeownership is the quintessential element of t >>> the president is continuing his tour of southern california and participating in an online interview with the home buying website sill low. ska home ownership is the quintessential america
to buy health insurance under obama care is just months away starting on january 1. you'll pay a penalty. if you don't have it according to the local non-profit insurance premiums have gone up 170% over the last decade. a new field poll finds that 50% of the california voters have difficulty affording health care. now, some that work out of the popular retailer will not have theirs paid for by their employer. kpix 5 on the criticism that is mounting against forever21. >> reporter: some of the workers got the bad news last week. hours are getting cut, no more vacation time, and they are losing medical, dental, and vision coverage. they are being hypocrites, especially after having the biblical reference on their shopping bags. >> i don't think it's fair for them to be like that. i mean they're a christian organization. doing something like that doesn't seem right. >> reporter: the cutbacks are coming after the company recently audited its staffinglevels, the staffing need and payrolls in conjunction with reviewing their overall budget. part-time employee will not exceed 29.5 hours, which
. >>> happening right noi, president obama is about to begin a two day tour through new york and pennsylvania and it will focus on making college more affordable. this is a live picture. you're looking at joint, joint- based andrews maryland. that's air force one that we're looking at and we are waiting for the chopper coming in that the president will be on. it looks like marine one is looking like it's coming in. you could see it behind the trees there. he will come to land marine one and board air force one. from there, he would head to buffalo, new york, where he will speak at the university of buffalo. from there, he'll board a bus to continue his tour. that will be at a high school in syracuse. again, we're looking at several helicopters but one of them will -- marine force one carrying the president, a rather convenient way to travel, directly by helicopter to joint base andrews in maryland to get on air force one. and be heading off opt two day tour of schools, to promote his efforts to make college more affordable for students. now later this morning, we will get details on president
president obama's health care law as ktvu kyla campbell reports. 80 house republicans wrote a letter to their leader, kyla. >> reporter: dave, more than one-third of house republicans asked speaker boehner to avoid any budget deal that helps implement obama care. this is setting up a fiscal fight for the fall. a new budget is due september 30th and the very next day health care exchange opens so people can shop for insurance. if the republican controlled house tries to defund obama care, it's all but certain the democratic controlled senate won't sign on and neither would president obama. it's doubtful lawmakers would come one a long-term budget in september. they are only scheduled to work in washington for two weeks. leaders from both parties hinted a temporary extension of the current budget giving them a few extra months to agree on a long-term spending plan and avoid a government shut down. here's a look at the letter the house republicans sent speaker john boehner. they are calling obama care aegirines. i will explain their reasoning at 7:15. >>> today president obama continue
in this rare press conference, president obama talked about edward snowden's admitted leaks of classified n-s-a documents. >> obamas speaking. given the history of abuse by governments - it is right to ask questions about surveillance - particularly as technology is reshaping every aspect of our lives its not enough for me as president to have confidence in these programs, the american people need to have confidence in them as well >>the president outlined four new steps to ensure government programs won't be among them: working with congress to reform the section of the patriot act that deals with records. transparency. snowden also looms large in a new chill between the u-s and russia. the first time, why he canceled a one-on-one with president vladimir putin -- saying the u-s and russia were not making progress on a host of issues. >> obamas speaking. >> "ive encouraged putin to think forward as opposed to backwards w/mixed success. the president also spoke about the recent u.s. embassy and consulate closings throughout the middle east and north africa. that were prompted by fears of al
obama has said that syria's government would cross a red line if it uses chemical weapons against its own people. we're monitoring the white house for any response. >> police outside atlanta say they cannot explain a motive for a near tragedy there. a gunman fired at officers yesterday from inside an elementary school. no one hurt. the suspect surrendered after a plea from a school employee. outside the academy, mark good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, gayle. this is a shaken community. its school year barely one week under way and this happens. police say there are no known connections between the gunman and the school. but he did seem to have a plan to kill. [ sirens ] the gunshots broke out just after 1:00 p.m. when police say 20-year-old michael brandon hill a convicted felon, opened fire inside mcnair discovery learning academy in suburban atlanta. >> shooting scene, 2162 2nd avenue, at mcnair. >> hostage situation, there are shots being fired. >> reporter: authorities say he was armed with an ak-47 and other weapons and likely entered beh
's significant enough that we're taking every precaution. >> president obama speaks out about the terror threat that shut down embassies in the muslim world. >> criminal charges have been filed in the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. >> musty, dirt-like. >> a nasty taste coming from bay area taps. >> the santa clara valley water district says they are battling mother nature now. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald. >>> hi, everyone. good morning. it's wednesday, august 7. i'm frank mallicoat. >> good morning. i'm juliette goodrich. michelle is off this morning. it is 6:01. we are following several developing stories as you wake up. oakland police are searching for the suspects who shot and killed a 1-year-old boy and his father. police believe the shooter fired into the house on gormley avenue from the back. we are live at the scene gathering the latest information. >> family and friends of a mi
. hit a tipping point. why president obama is calling off plans to meet with russia's president putin. but first. maureen whip then -- >> reporter:the cleveland home where three women were held captive for a decade -- is just a memory tonight. we'll show you - next. @÷ path >> pam: a san bruno man is behind bars for the second time in less than two months. for allegedly breaking into women's homes. wearing only his underpants. kron 4's maureen kelly spoke with police who say, the suspect's behavior was even more alarming the second time. >> reporter:the first incident happened here in san bruno.at a home on 900 block of el camino.the smc da's office says the female victim got out of teh shower to find rodney nah-rye- en.clad only in his underpants.holding her bra and shirt. he pled no contest to misdeamor tresspassing and was sentenced to 30 days in jail.but got out early for good behavior.back and released around the end of >> reporter:just days after getting out.a south san francisco woman living here on the 800 block of second lane with her two children.made a frantic call to poli
on president obama? >>> and high level clouds, thunderstorms are also moving north. are we done with these yet? also, let's take a look towards the weekend. all of this coming up in weather. . >>> time now 5:12. ups making cuts in health insurance. they say they will eliminate insurance to 15,000 people who are married to ups employees. those spouses are eligible for their own health insurance by their own employer. they are expected to pay more than 11 percent because of the affordable act. >> many californians don't know they can get health insurance at no or reduced charge through obama care. 66 percent of people expect implementing the law will be a success. only 25 percent of voters under 65 say they've heard about the affordable care act. 48 percent of low-income voters know they are eligible. >>> president obama will be on the road talking about college education. it includes stops in new york and pennsylvania. the ktvu collette campbell from the washington, d.c. newsroom. president is proposing how to make college accountable and affordable. >> president obama wants to create a system.
the full forecast for you in a moment. >>> we are talking about president obama who is heading off for vacation. on friday, he announced the government will be taking a closer look at a surveilness program and whether american rights are being protected. some talked about whether it may be a victory for edward snowden. >>> a new book about the relationship between jfk and jackie kennedy. the story how jfk may have had a premonition about his own death before it happened. >>> could your posts on facebook be driving a wedge between you and your friends? there's a thing called oversharing. we will look at the site. >>> let's begin with the deadly flooding. dylan is here with more on that. >> good morning, willie. good morning, everyone. let's look at the video outside of colorado springs in southern colorado. look at the car swept away on a highway. it takes two feet of water to sweep away a car. there's more than that on that highway. at least one person is dead. officials are unsure if the victim was swept out of the car. the rain is coming down in buckets. it's actually monsoonal m
on the today toward the kicks off today and we're learning more about the secrets of the nsa. what the obama administration is saying about prying on americas ♪ i, i got it, i got it made ♪ i got it made ♪ i got it made fresh at subway ♪ ♪ breakfast made the way i say [ male announcer ] nothing better than a subway bacon, egg & cheese with avocado made before your eyes. subway. eat fresh. a developing story near yosemite. where a wildfire is burning out of control this morning. and continues to threaten 25-hundred homes. the "rim fire" is only about five-percent contained. so far, it has burned more than 25-square miles in the stanislaus national forest. the area is fairly remote, but it has led to the evacuation of thousands of people from campgrounds and private homes. kron four has a crew in the area and will bring you up to date on the wildfire live new this morning. the 16-year-old girl who was kidnapped by a family friend is saying that she exchanged texts with the man before she was captured. search warrants have said that hannah anderson exchanged about 13-phone calls with
. right now the nasdaq is up 12 points at 3650. >>> developing news, president obama says the u.s. is still trying to confirm a deadly chemical weapons attack in syria near the capital of damascus. >> what we've seen indicates that this is clearly a big event of grave concern. you know, we are already in communications with the entire international community. >> president obama tells cnn that if toxic gases were used, such actions are very troublesome and will require america's attention. he didn't specify what, if any, action the u.s. would take against syria. there could be 1,000 to 1600 victims in this week's attack. the syrian government denies involvement. >>> new this morning, north and south korea will allow families who have been separated for decades to see each other again. the emotional reunions will happen late next month at a north korean mountain resort. it will be the first such reunion to take place in three years. 100 families each from the sort and south have been invited to the event. the announcement is the latest conciliatory announcement from the north whic
obama is canceling plans to meet with russian president putin in moscow next month in retribution for russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to national security age leaker edward snowden. the white house says president obama still will attend the group of 20 economic summit in st. peterburg, shalala, -- russia, but has no plan to meet with putin. >> the home the scene of a heinous crime came crashing down in a few seconds. we will show you. >> a look outside from our camera, you can see the embarcadero center and the gray clouds. you cannot see quite >> you can see the embarcadero center. you can see the to which the building. the marine layer moved up to 2,500' so visibility is better. the extra 500' has more moisture. so we have drizzle for the commute. temperatures today from four degrees cooler in san francisco to six degrees in oakland and eight in san jose and napa and redwood city and live more, ten to 11 degrees cooler-than-average. storms are moving away from us and more storms are possible. a last lightning and thunder we will track tomorrow. high fire danger there
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and cooperation with the united nations. the u-s is increasing its president obama is considering a military response to the assad government's alleged use of chemical weapons. but the president says moving too quickly is problematic. fourth navy warship has been however there have been no syria. a memorial service for the mother and brother of hannah anderson, who were killed by a family will be held today at a san diego-area church. the service for christina and ethan anderson will be held in santee and is open to the public. the bodies of christina and ethan were found at the home of james dimaggio who set it on fire earlier this month. dimaggio was killed by f-b- i agents on august 10th in the six-day search. authorities have declined to discuss a possible motive in the deaths. just convicted and just sentenced. private bradley manning wants to change from a from man to a woman. while in military prison. manning is about to serve a 35-year prison sentence for leaking mounds of classified military information to wikileaks. and he says he wants to get hormone treatments while in prison. ma
developing stories as you wake up. the obama administration will make its case for a military strike against syria today. the white house is expected to release its intelligence report on the alleged chemical attack in syria. >> and the "rim" fire is now the fifth largest fire in california's history. crews have it 32% contained and it's growing at a much lower rate. >> crews are working around the clock to get the new bay bridge ready for traffic in just four days. caltrans says they are on schedule and are preparing new transition routes at both ends of the span and they are removing the old cantilever section of the bridge using new computer models to help do that safely. our team coverage continues with roberta gonzales on the road in mobile5 and anne makovec checking bart in oakland. but first, let's go to liz who is watching all the roads this morning. >> the san mateo bridge is our problem spot. it's because of a series of accidents. we have two fender-benders now, one involving up to 5 cars, westbound 92 at clawiter road before you reach the san mateo bridge toll plaza. on the span i
for is the order interest president obama. five guided missile destroyers in the eastern med loaded with as many as 50 tomb map hawk missiles each. we're told all the potential targets have been downloaded into those missile warheads. those targets would include the command and control center for syria's chemical weapons sites and the delivery systems is like artillery, rockets and other devices, airplanes, air strips, but president obama has made it clear that this is not an attack intended to overturn the regime, regime is not is the target. it's limited and tailored, according to the president himself, lester. >> limited and tailored, you might even call it a hit and run attack. how effective in the past have those kind of attacks been? >> reporter: history shows, lester, they're not very effective, particularly when you're up against a strong military power in the region like syria. the most famous of those ineffective attacks i guess you could say happened in 1998 when president bill clinton launched a series of cruise missiles at slaum in afghanistan only to find that three years later, on
appear closer to taking military action against syria. president obama talked with british prime minister david cameron on the phone about their options. both leaders expressed grave concern about the use of nerve gas last wednesday by the syrian government. in an attempt to gain international support the regime is accusing the rebels of using chemical weapons on soldiers. the government released video of what it calls is a rebel hideout loaded with explosives, gas masks and plastic jugs used to build bombs. chuck hagel discussed the crisis. he refused to discuss what military action president obama might take. but he did outline the factors that could determine the type of response. >> the facts, what our intelligence assessment produces, law, legal issues, international support. >> hagel will spend eight days in asia with stops in indonesia and the philippines. a new reuters poll shows almost 60% of americans do not want to get involved in syrias war. of those that do, 12% support air strikes. 1 1% supported enforcing a no fly zone. , 9% support funding a multinational innovation and 4%
on kron 4 news weekend. first lady michelle obama opens up about everything from raising two teenage daughters. to her impending 50th birthday. live look outside. walnut creek female narrator: it's posturepedic versus beautyrest it's posturepedic versus beautyrest with up to $400 off. serta icomfort and tempur-pedic go head-to-head with three years' interest-free financing. mattress price wars are on now at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ in national news-- first lady michelle obama's opening up about her private life. a significant birthday. and even why she tried, then abandoned her bangs. athena jones has details of interview. out this weekend. first lady michelle obama, biking with her family today on martha's vineyard. and opening up to parade magazine about raising 15- year-old malia and 12-year- old sasha "what i tell my kids is, i'm preparing you for college and for life. so, having independence, knowing how to set your own boundaries, that balance." asked about these comments to cnn affiliate wcax. >>as a busy single mother - or i shouldn't say sin
coming from hayward, slow down the speeds because there are very slick conditions. >> president obama is getting ready for martha's vineyard vacation but, first, going before the white house press corps with tough questions he is expected to face today. >> but any, a california police chase leads a minivan to flip over and it does not end here. we will show you what happens next. >> the widow of apple co-founder is part of a new power couple with a high would >> covering daly city, dublin/pleasanton, los gatos and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> good morning, in emeryville to the west this is what you see in the bay bridge with the traffic moving across and the low clouds over san francisco. >> check out this video in the newsroom showing a high-speed chase in southern california. this happened last night and look how it ends, boom. police surrounded the van but the driver refused to come out. he finally surrendered and police say before he flipped the minivan he could be seen tossing out clothes and papers from the vehicle. >> a 50-year-old kidnapping is making headlines agai
obama, what he's promising in the wake of the nsa leak. >>> it's not a sky is falling report but a new epa cal study says the effects of climate changing becoming more apparent here in california. what's causing oceans to rise and fires to blaze more viciously than ever before? a reality check is next. >>> also on the run but maybe not for long. a major development in the search for a san diego teenager and a man who allegedly kidnapped her. >>> that blue nissan versa that was a part of this week's four-state amber alert was found this morning in a remote location in idaho. the car belongs to murder suspect james dimaggio. wednesday witnesses on horseback reported seeing a man and a teen girl matching the description of dimaggio and 16-year-old hannah anderson. authorities in san diego county where the girl is there are now assisting local and federal authorities with this search. >> the search will consist of aerial resources, people on horseback, experienced obviously deputy sheriffs and other law enforcement personnel from that area that know the terrain and all the resources of the
this morning president obama is calling on congress to turn the page on what he calls the bubble and bust mentality that led to the housing market's collapse. in his weekly address, mr. obama announced steps he plans to take to strengthen the housing market. the president said it's time to build on progress being made by creating a better bargain for responsible middle class homeowners. >> congress should give every american the chance to refinance at today's low rates. we should help more qualified families get a mortgage and buy their first home. we should get construction workers back on the job, rebuilding communities hit hardest by the crisis. and we should make sure that folks who don't want to buy a home have a decent, affordable place to rent. >>> president obama is proposing to phase out mortgage giants fannie mae and freddy mac so private capital can play a bigger role in mortgages. he said the country must preserve access to 30 year fixed-rate mortgages. >>> officials in marin county and sonoma counties are urging people to vaccinate their norse west nile virus. a chicken has t
's a little later. >> thank you, lisa. it's 6:31 right now. >>> new this morning president obama is calling on congress to turn the page on what he calls the bubble-and-bust mentality that led to the housing market's collapse. in his weekly address, mr. obama announced steps he plans to take to strengthen the housing market. the president said it's time to build on progress being made by creating a better bargain for responsible middle class homeowners. >> congress should give every american the chance to refinance at today's low rates. we should help more qualified families get a mortgage and buy their first home. we should get construction workers back on the job, rebuilding communities hit hardest by the crisis. and we should make sure that folks who don't want to buy a home have a decent, affordable place to rent. >>> president obama is proposing to phase out mortgage giants fannie mae and freddy mac so private capital can play a bigger role in mortgages. he said the country must preserve access to 30 year fixed-rate mortgages. >> if you are headed outdoors this weekend, san jose will h
president obama now to ask for a pardon. he is telling news agencies he plans to live the rest of his life as a woman. manning's lawyer says the letter will explain why manning gave top secret documents to the website wikileaks. manning was sentenced yesterday to 35 years in prison. he will be eligible for parole in 7 years. >>> the city of san diego reached a tentative deal with bob filner the mayor who admitted to inappropriate behavior toward women. details are being kept private until tomorrow when the city council meets in closed session. so it's unclear if a resignation might be part of the deal. the news came yesterday shortly after an 18th woman came forward to say filner inappropriately touched her. businesswoman dianne north carolina says it happened three months ago as they posed for a photo. >> it was a hand that went to my back, to my buttocks and i was shocked. it was inappropriate. and i was startled at the time. >> filner had been resisting calls for him to resign. he was supposed to return to work this week after spending time in a rehabilitation program. >>> some local st
to raise awareness about recent changes in health care, often referred to as obama care. the event runs from ten this morning until two at the ymca. >>> delta is issuing a warning about the impact obama care will have on its company. they claim that the law will contribute to $100 million increase in health care cost. the biggest parts will go into effect at the beginning of 2014. one of the more costly items in the fee of $63 a participant. >> the teens accused of killing a australian student won't face hate crime charges. there is no evidence to support race was the motive in the murder. three teens have been charged in the death. authorities say they shot the 23-year-old while he was out jogging. police say one of the teens told officers they decided to kill someone because they were bored. there is speculation that the killing may have been part of a gang ritual. >>> residents in spokane washington are coming together after a world war ii veteran was beaten to death by two teens. last night a few thousand gathered to pay respects to the 88-year-old delbert belton. he was robbed and
, then there need to be international consequences. >> president obama says he has not yet decided whether or not to attack syria. this morning, u.n. chemical weapons experts were out collecting samples from that alleged chemical attack. >>> major nidal hasan will die for killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in the fort hood shooting in texas. a military jury sentenced the army psychiatrist responsible for the 2009 mass shooting. it was the worst mass murder at a military installation in the u.s. history. one of the victims who survived said the worst of his injuries is ptsd. >> my loved ones have to be cognizant how they approach me. i'm always looking for the threat because i was caught by surprise so that will never happen to me again. >> hasan didn't dispute the charges saying the attack was motivated by muslims insurgents in iraq and afghanistan. >>> 3, 2, 1! >> so what's more fun than launching marshmallows? not much. where kids are learning to make these gadgets take off in this week's "cool school." >> businesses adjusting their schedule during the bay bridge closure. the opti
and a look ahead features more summerlike conditions. >>> president obama is calling on congress to turn the page on what he calls the bubble investment mentality that led to the collapse of the housing market. he announced steps he plans to take to strengthen the housing market. president says it's time to build on progress being made by creating a better bargain for responsible middle-class homeowners. >> congress should give every american to refinance at today's low rates. we should help more qualified families get a mortgage and buy their first home. get construction workers back on the job, rebuilding communities hit hardest by the crisis. and we should make sure that folks that don't want to buy a home have a decent affordable place to rent. >> president obama is proposing to phase out mortgage giant fannie mae and freddie mac so private capital can play a larger role. they must preserve access for 30-year fixed rate mortgages. >>> if you want to hit the music this weekend, san jose has a summer fest. they brought the stages more closer together. music isn't just jazz, tunes from
january 1st. >>> 7:15. another setback for president obama's healthcare law this morning. the administration has delayed a mandate that protects consumers by limiting how much they have to spend on their own healthcare. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, republicans who are fighting the law are happy about this. kyla? >> reporter: dave, many republicans will use this as a discreditty law. the cap was going to be 6300 for an individual and just under 13,000 for a family. but the new york times reports the obama administration is delaying the mandate for a year until january of 2015. that means some insurers can set higher limits at all or no limits at all. the new york times says this delay has been outlined on a government website since february. but it went unnoticed by the legal language. health plan sponsors need to upgrade computer systems. congress might be on resers this month. but -- on recess this month. but senator rubio encouraged followers on twitter this morning to sign a petition to "defund this disaster." this is the second obama ca
. >> it was the first video for the song "every body" sung by jordin sparks. michelle obama doesn't sing on the free album but got big names like sparks, ashanti and dmc to contribute their talents. it's part of her let's move campaign which she launched three years ago. >> got a good beat. >> yeah. >> sounds good. >> thank you very much. that's going to do it for us tonight. >> thanks for joining us. nightly news is coming up next. we'll see you at 6:00. >> bye bye. >>> on the b >>> on the broadcast tonight, up in the air. the feds ground a mega merger between two airline giants, warning about higher fares and fees and fewer choices. tonight, what it really means for everyone who flies. >>> what lies beneath. a nightmare for thousands of homeowners living on top of sinkholes. tonight, a rare look deep down, where all those problems begin. >>> paying the price for obama care. designed to provide health care for all, but some businesses are cutting back to avoid the costs, doing some american workers more harm than good. >>> and the baby boom. for a lot of couples who have struggled to have a child,
no to any british involvement. a big pr blow to president barack obama and highlights growing concern that the u.s. is rushing to judgment. the white house says there is evidence that the syrian government was behind last week's chemical attack against civilians but so far we have not seen any of that evidence. in san francisco tonight, dozens of protesters held yellow signs saying more u.s. military action in the arab world would be a mistake. >> i am devastating. i hate what is happening there. but i also hate what we have done around the world. the reality is that we have created much of the stuff going on there. >>> president barack obama is still prepared to move ahead with a limited military strike on syria. the white house is not saying when. the u.n. inspectors investigating the chemical attack will leave the country on saturday. >>> coming up, would you be willing to pay more for your burger? >> i get things backwards a lot lately. >> how the huge nfl settlement could change the life of this former 49er's star. >>> and finally an amusement park for little kids and adults. a l
while they were attending a separate demonstration in oakland. >>> president obama paid tribute to workers in his weekly address. >> we'll come together as a nation to honor some of our own. the working men and women of america who across the generations built this country up and helped make us who we are today. >> the president said labor day is a reminder that many americans have seen their wages stagnate while corporate profits soar. they want to end poverty and it's the highest priority. >>> now, rosemary is saying these a slight chance of rain coming into the bay area today. >> i'd love to take it out. it's a nuisance. it's a slim chance so why are we talking about it? it's a holiday weekend and a lot of people have plans outdoor. i don't want you to get caught off guard. i'm giving you a look outside our doors right now. we'll get to the rain chance in a moment. let's talk about what's happening outside your days. it's a beautiful start to the day. we have low clouds, inside the bay, here at oakland we're starting out mostly cloudy. it is a clear start for many in the morn
: president obama says snowden is not a patriot and cannot be characterized as a whistle-blower. during his first press conference in months this past friday, president obama said snowden had other avenues if he had concerns and leaking nsa information has put the u.s. at risk. president obama said if snowden believes what he did was right, he should return to the u.s. and make his case in court. snowden's father says the opinions of politicians don't matter to him. >> he's sacrificed than the president of the united states and peter king have evers. so how they cluz to characterize him -- choose to characterize him doesn't concern me. >> reporter: what republicans on capitol hill have to say about that when i see you next. kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:16. the sentencing of convicted spy bradley manning begins today. later today, the army private's defense team is expected to call the first of more than a dozen witnesses. manning is expected to make a statement between now and wednesday? he faces up to 90 years in prison for disclosing classified information while working as a
:45, we'll tell you what the obama administration says about the recent attacks. >> a small town in oklahoma is in mourning after the shooting death of an australian baseball player. friday residents gathered to remember christopher lane one week after he was gunned down while jogging. kim passoth has more. (music) >> reporter: it's been one week since "chris lane" was gunned-down in a drive-by shooting in duncan... lane was an exchange student from australia in duncan spending the week with his girlfriend koco's kim passoth was at the memorial and joins us live from duncan. kim - what a night. chris lane was shot just up the street from this elementary school and tonight the ceremony in his memory was held here. though the exchange student didn't grow up here and didn't live here - this town is grieving his death just as if he were one of their own. >> there's a peace i've come to know though my heart and flesh may fail. >> reporter: hundreds of people with lawn chairs australian flags and sorrow in their hearts gathered to reflect and remember a young man most had never met. >>
newsroom. president obama is cancelling plans to meet with russian president vladimir put in moscow next month. the move is retribution for russia's decision to grant temporary asylum to n-s-a leaker edward snowden. the move also reflects growing u-s frustration with russia on an array of other issues including missile defense and human rights. the white house president obama still plans to attend the g-20 summit in st. petersburg next month. >> new this morning. security officials say suspected u.s. drone strikes have killed seven alleged al-qaida militants in southern yemen. it's the fifth suspected drone attack in yemen in less than two weeks. the attacks come a day after the u.s. and britain evacuated embassy staff because of al-qaida threats. the u-s also urging americans to leave yemen immediately due to increased >> the justice department has filed the first criminal charges in the deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic missing in benghazi, libya. the sealed complaint was filed in the u.s. district court against an unspecified number of people in the september 2012 attack that kille
for president obama who is back at the white house this morning. defense secretary chuck hagel meets with reporters this hour. he could face questions about cutting military aid to egypt. lawmakers are divided on that. >> when we threaten something, as we did that we could cut off aid, the administration did, and then not do it then you lose your credibility and you influence. >> i don't think you throw the baby out with the bath water. egypt's an important country. i think we have to be very, very careful before we willy-nilly just cut off aid. >> bill plante is at the white house. >> reporter: president obama would prefer to focus on the economy today. he's got a meeting with financial regulators leaders this morning western time. but he can't avoid the problems in egypt. the state department has now begun taking steps to withhold economic aid. that's only about 200 million of the 1.5 billion that egypt gets annually from the u.s. the rest of course is for the military. and that comes as congressional criticism of the response continues to grow. lawmakers have
it will address racial disparities in prisons. something president obama zimmerman verdict. >> birds and obamas speaking >> president obama speaking :"the african-american knowledgeable that there is a history of racial disparities in the application of our criminal laws -- everything from the of our drug laws." in washington, im shannon travis. holder says the prison population has grown 800 percent since 1980. and that federal prisons are 40 percent above capacity. clinton's appearance in san francisco puts her squarely on center stage. but it's not clear yet whether she'll run for president in 20-16. our political analyst michael yaki is here to talk about that.. and michael.she's in friendly territory.? >> hillary clinton is in san francisco because the city of san francisco loves her perry states michael joaquin. >> with michael yaki. -- at-yaki blog. >> 90 degrees today in antioch. >> 80 degrees today in santa rosa and napa appeared >> 85 today in redwood city. a line >> of thought has come back into downtown san francisco right now. >> the fog has returned to dallas out san francisco rig
reconciliation. >> reporter: president obama condemned the government's decision to crackdown on protestors and he announced the u.s. would cancel biannual military exercises with egypt that date back to 1981. >> our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> reporter: one thing the u.s. will not do right now is cut off the $1.3 billion in aid to egypt, most of which goes to the military. jericka duncan, cbs news, new york. >> egypt's government criticized president obama's comments. more than 100 egyptian americans held a candlelight memorial in santa clara honoring hundreds killed during the violence in their homeland. they chose one of silicon valley's busiest intersections stevens creek and winchester boulevard. >> this isn't just about egyptians. not just about you know as an egyptian teen, people from my country or homeland die, it's a human being, a human life. that's why we're here. >> many of those in attendance wore white as the symbol of peace and harmony. >>> the firefight in the tahoe nati
immigrants who are not eligible. john fowler, ktvu channel 2news. >>> president obama today accused republicans of not having an economic plan. that came during the president's bus tour to college campuses, where he's campaigning to make higher education more affordable. mr. obama was reacting to a push by house republicans to cut off money for the president's health plan as part of a government funding bill. >>> 911 dispatchers in santa clara county are threatening to go on strike. now the county is trying to get a court order to keep that from happening. the dispatchers have threatened to walk off the job because they say they are understaffed and being forced to work overtime. the county has 61 dispatchers to cover 73 full-time positions. the county says it's trying to hire new dispatchers. >>> the woman hired to overhaul california's state mental hospitals reportedly is under investigation for sexual harassment. the los angeles times reports two subordinates filed complaints against kathy gaither, accusing her of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. gaither was hired two
today. >>> reporter: the obama administration is expected to go public today with its rationale for a potential strike on syria. james clapper the director of national intelligence is working to declassify a document which reportedly says the syrian government launched a chemical weapons attack against its own people. >> the president is going to have to make his case to the congress and to the american people. i think before he takes any action. >> reporter: the white house spelled out its case to representative buck mckeown and other congressional leaders on a conference call last night but many aren't convinced. >> members of congress were not happy with what they heard. they weren't happy with the amount of answers they got from the obama administration on what the specifics of some sort of intervention in syria could look like. >> reporter: a lack of specifics killed the bill before the british parliament authorizing military force against damascus. >> evidence should precede decision not decision precede evidence. >> reporter: the white house will move forward white house
with president obama. ktvu's kyla campbell is live in our washington, d.c. bureau with the action feinstein wants to take to protect our privacy. kyla? >> reporter: well, tori, i spoke to her staff. they said she will be talking with the president today. so will other democrats and republicans from congress. senator feinstein is the chair of the senate intelligence committee. she's ordered the nsa to review how government surveillance could expose americans' privacy. but she's denounced former nsa contractor edward snowden leaking intelligence. snowden claims the nsa's tracked millions of americans' phone records. there was a discussion yesterday about this. >> those reports contained less than 500 numbers. not millions, not hundreds of thousands. not tens of thousands. >> reporter: now we're learning about another spy program. this one allegedly collects e- mails and internet searches of americans. what the nsa is saying about that surveillance program when i see you next. live in washington, d.c., kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, kyla. >>> 7:16. well, today's meeting comes afte
, an all-out war as an unpredictable wildfire spreads. >>> forcing his hand, president obama makes changes to america's once-secret surveillance program after a explosive disclosure by a man he once dismissed as a hacker. >>> desperate hours, the feds make a big discovery in the frantic search for a missing girl. tonight the manhunt closing in on a suspected killer. >>> and making a difference. wounded veterans on an underwater mission to heal the planet and themselves. "nightly news" begins now.
on president obama to pardon him. mike has more on the fire danger. >> the danger is low with temperatures cooler this morning and, still, humid outside but you will notice the change with more 50's across the board and 60's in san carlos at 63 and mountain view is 62 and 60 in fremont and live more and fairfield and 62 in antioch. check out san ramon, 55 degrees, and concord is 58, and 59 in san jose and 57 in san francisco and novato. the temperatures are running now, we can see we have one to six degrees of cooling about everywhere and our day manner today shows clouds rolling in and they will continue to do so through 9:00 and it will be a cooler breeze today so we will top out only in the mid-80's and low 70's around the bay and low 60's at the coast with stray storms possible this evening and overnight and up in the north bay continuing through thursday morning. by friday we will be quiet and saturday it will be cooler. we have construction headed along the peninsula with projects going on, and northbound side of 280 between wood side road and highway 92 crews are out there but it do
's government used chemical weapons in an attack that left more than 1,000 people dead. president obama called that attack very troublesome. he also said action by the u.s. may not solve the conflict in syria. >> what we've seen indicates this is clearly a big event. of grave concern. and we are already in communications with the entire international community. we're moving through the u.n. to try to prompt better action from them. and we've called on the syrian government to allow an investigation of the site. because u.n. inspectors are on the ground now. we don't expect cooperation, given their past history. and, you know, what i do believe is that although the situation in syria is very difficult, and the notion that the u.s. can somehow solve what is a sectarian complex problem inside of syria sometimes is overstated. >> the u.n. now estimates that 1 million children are now refugees because of the syrian fighting. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning to you gayle and to charlie. many obama administration officials believe thi
obama is on his way to california right now. he made a stop in phoenix arizona earlier today and is now headed from there to southern california for a taped appearance on the tonight show with jay leno. then tomorrow he will remain in los angeles for an online social event about housing with the ceo of the real estate website zilo. after that the president will visit with troops in camp pendelton. >>> the president layed out a plan to reform the finance system. the president wants to phase out fanny may and freddie mac and let private investors take hold of the market. >>> doctors in dallas discovered a blocked artery in former president bush. he is expected to be discharged tomorrow and resume his normal schedule on thursday. mr.bush is in high spirits and thanked everyone for their well wishes. he also encouraged everyone to get a regular check up. >>> there's word out of hollywood that actor winning actor justin hoffman has undergone a successful treatment for cancer. the cancer was detected early and surgically cured. hoffman who is 75 years old will under go dr. recommended treatme
, because of the latest security threat from al-qaeda. the obama administration has reportedly ordered a series of drug strikes in yemen to disrupt a terrorist plot to attack the american embassy in other western targets. president obama appeared on the tonight show and says despite the terror alert americans should not cancel overseas travel plans. >> if people are paying attention, checking with the state department or embassy, find out what kind of precautions you should take, it still makes sense to take vacation. >> officials believe that man behind the plot is the leader of al-qaeda in yemen and he is known for designing underwear bombs and surgically implemented explosives. >> the san jose police department is struggling with low staffing and lower morale. last night the bay area largest city joined city across america to take a stand against crime. the police officers association says that the department is in a state of crisis especially after a weekend shooting that took the life of a 19-year-old nursing student from san jose state. detectives say saturday was the first time
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